ATHENS - Lawrence R. Cline of Springfield, formerly of Athens, died
Wednesday, November 3 at 6:45 p.m. at the Abbe Nursing Home. He was 83 years old.
He was born April 4, 1910 in Sangamon County, the son of Arthur D. and Minnie E. Cantrall Cline. He married Stella M. Saffer in 1935. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Homer, Paul, and Robert, and one granddaughter.
Mr. Cline was a farmer until his retirement in 1973.
Surviving are his wife, Stella; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Jo) Babcock of Athens, Judith Gronemeier of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. James (Barbara) Hurt of Florissant; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Louise Cole of Pharr, Texas.
Services were held Saturday, November 6 at 2 p.m. at Mott and Henning Funeral Home in Athens with Rev. Robert Hanson officiating. Burial was in Indian Point Cemetery, Athens.
Source: Petersburg Observer, 11 November 1993